Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin is determined to make it a Hot Girl Summer, even if she has to resort to Hawaii throwbacks. The 31-year-old five-time Olympic medalist, who often jokes about the year-round warm weather in her Dallas, TX location, was this week in a less-enthusiastic mood as her city experiences a cold snap. Posting for her 1 million Instagram followers, Nastia grumbled about the mercury dropping to 30, but the Russian-born star had a solution. It’s called dropping bikini action to make it heat up. Check it out below.
Take Her To Hawaii
Scroll for the photo. Nastia, fresh from major sunshine as she traveled to California and hit up the desert, updated with an image showing her Gold Medal body and what everyone needs after a pandemic. The 2008 all-around champion’s Monday photo showed her looking gorgeous and super-stylish in a fun, printed, and floral bikini, seen solo on a sandy beach and backed by rows of beach loungers and swaying palms.
Nastia, who has snagged over 18,000 likes for the snap, then took to her caption.
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The Pottery Barn partner, grumbling about the cold, wrote: “Woke up in dallas to the temperature in the 30s. currently looking for the button to transport me back to hawaii asap.”
“30s???” one fan asked. Nastia, who was born in Russia and moved to the U.S. as a child, actually made snow headlines over 2020 and early 2021, traveling to her Montana cabin with dog Harley. She wore a pink skisuit with giant skis for a joke post about an alternate Olympian career. See more photos after the snap.
Career Staying Busy
Nastia, who retired aged just 22 back in 2012, is fresh from both her new Pottery Barn partnership and seeing her own Volition beauty range expand. The $55 Celery Green Cream she retails now has a mask addition, with Nastia dropping the news in mint green bikini bottoms to delight fans.
“So often, we feel as if we’re defined by a job title, or a salary, or what company we work at; and that’s just not what life is about,” Nastia told Forbes in 2019. More below.
Breaking Down Barriers
Liukin, also an influencer for the likes of Faceboook App, Olay skincare, and clothing label Revolve, added:
“And I have now realized that gymnastics, or a sport, or a job doesn’t define who we are. It’s just something we do. So, as opposed to saying, ‘I’m the gymnast’ it’s more so, ‘I did gymnastics.’ It’s also a mental challenge, too, of figuring out and telling yourself, ‘I’m not defined by that.”
Nastia also has a dog care brand in the works. Watch this space for Harley & Me.